Favorite Things: Day 1

Five years ago already, I was getting ready to throw a baby shower for my sister-in-law. While preparing some of the food for the shower, my hand mixer seized up on me. So, I might have taken advantage of the situation to get the mixer I wanted did what I absolutely had to do, and bought myself a Kitchen Aid stand mixer in Empire Red.
I think at the time I wanted one so it would look cool on my kitchen counter, but now I appreciate it for how practical it really is, especially while trying to cook with a two year old around!